, originally short for '''Service Games''' and officially styled as '''SEGA''', is a Japanese multinational corporation|multinational
video game video game development|developer
and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with multiple offices around the world. Sega developed and manufactured numerous video game console|home video game consoles
from 1983 to 2001, but the financial losses incurred from their Dreamcast
console caused the company to restructure itself in 2001, and focus on providing software as a third-party developer from then on. Nonetheless, Sega remains the world's most prolific Arcade game|arcade
producer, with over 500 games in over 70 franchises on more than 20 different arcade system board
s since 1981.
Sega, along with their sub-studios, are known for their multi-million selling game franchises including ''Sonic the Hedgehog (series)|Sonic the Hedgehog
'', ''Virtua Fighter...